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I have had a dreadful time this winter trying to get a coat. I bought a gorgeous burgundy double breasted military style coat from Miss Selfridge back in October but all the buttons fell off and the pockets went through so I had to take it back. Since then I have been round the shops countless times trying to find something with no success. One of my FB friends posted a picture of herself wearing a Barbour jacket and then another woman came into my work wearing one yesterday. They both looked great, the jackets looked really warm and well cut. So I went on the website this morning to take a look. Do any MNers have one? Are they as warm as they look? What is the sizing like? I wouldn't normally come on here with so many questions but because of the price it would be a real investment purchase for me and I would need it to last at least two or three years. All responses/alternative recommendations will be greatly appreciated!
My neighbour has a very nice Barbour style quilted jacket from M&S. I imagine it was a fraction of the cost of a "real" one.
I'd see them more as a Spring/Autumn kind of coat I think. They have become v v popular and I wonder if fashion will move on from them quite soon? Not necessarily an issue but might not be the best investment purchase iykwim?
Just back from another unsuccessful coat shopping trip in town. When to JL and HoF to look at Barbours but all they had were the quilted ones and the waxed ones. None of them were really thick enough - or in fact that nice. No duffels to try on though and nothing in any other depts in HoF 40% off spectacular either. Except a Karen Millen coat which I loved but was £325.
Then I went to Superdry, lovely duffle in there and £100 cheaper than the Barbour one though. Not sure if I should really be shopping in Superdry though. Am only 32 but felt pensionable walking round in there. And everything sizes up really small so I felt like a fatty as well!!
Yes Bunny it is that one, it is gorgeous. It is quite stiff though but I expect it would soften up after a few wears. I am going to ask DP what he reckons later. That is if he doesn't faint when he sees the prices.
I'm just disappointed that I can't try the Barbour one on in town. I don't really want to buy something that expensive without trying it on. I'm definitely leaning towards the Superdry one I think. And apart from a massive label inside, the logos on the exterior are tiny and very discreet <tasteful emoticon>